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Orocobre flags weaker lithium carbonate prices

22 February 2019 - 23:41
Sydney- and Toronto-listed lithium chemicals producer Orocobre expects to achieve an average lithium carbonate sales price of around $9,000/t in the January-March quarter of its July 2018-June 2019 fiscal year, reflecting the continuing weakness in lithium prices.

Canada lithium mining hopeful takes another big hit

19 February 2019 - 22:26
Nemaska Lithium (TSE: NMX) announced on Monday it has terminated a multi-year supply agreement with Livent Corporation that would cost the Quebec company up to $20m to settle.

Recommissioned Aussie mine dispatches first nickel concentrate shipment to China

18 February 2019 - 20:00
This week, Panoramic Resources (ASX:PAN) sent out the first shipment of bulk nickel/copper/cobalt concentrate from its Savannah mine in Western Australia to Lianyungang, China.

Iran’s Copper Cathode Production Rises by 60%

16 February 2019 - 19:29
Iran has produced more than 200,000 tons of copper cathode in the first 10 months of the current local calendar year (started on March 21, 2018), indicating a 61% growth compared with corresponding period in last year.

Sherritt International reports higher annual nickel production at Cuban JV

15 February 2019 - 19:30
Sherritt International (TSX: S) released its financial results for Q4 2018, today, reporting the company’s share of finished nickel production at the Moa joint venture (JV) in Cuba and Saskatchewan, Canada was 4,294 tonnes, up 4% from last year, while finished cobalt was 428 tonnes, down 8% from Q4 2017.

Quebec lithium developer's stock craters after cost blowout

14 February 2019 - 23:18
Nemaska Lithium's (TSE: NMX) stock plummeted Wednesday after disclosing it has been forced to revise the budget for the Whabouchi lithium mine and Shawinigan electrochemical plant upward by C$375 million. The company, with a $300 market cap on the TSX, clawed back some of the early day's losses, but still closed the day down 35%.

Sierra Metals one step closer to expanding Yauricocha

14 February 2019 - 23:09
This week, the miner reported the approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment Study for the expansion of the tailings deposition facility at the polymetallic mine.

American Manganese moves forward with plans to recycle lithium-ion battery materials

8 February 2019 - 19:31
American Manganese (TSX.V: AMY; FRANK: 2AM) announced this week that its partner, Kemetco Research, started the processing of a select sample of cathode scrap material through Stages 1 and 2 of a Pilot Plant built to recycle cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum.

Bolivia picks Chinese partner for $2.3B lithium project

7 February 2019 - 17:26
Bolivia has chosen a Chinese consortium to help it produce lithium, the government said on Wednesday, giving China a potential foothold in the country's huge untapped reserves of the prized electric battery metal.

Megafactories buildout could up nickel demand in batteries 19 fold—Benchmark

6 February 2019 - 23:29
It was encouraging for miners when Simon Moores, managing director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Tuesday.
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